‘Coke Studio’ has revealed the artist line-up for its 12th season which kicks off on Friday. Those part of the ensemble include Abrar Ul Haq, Aima Baig, Ali Sethi, Atif Aslam, Fariha Pervez, Hadiqa Kiani, Quratulain Baloch, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sahir Ali Bagga, Sanam Marvi, Shuja Haider, Umair Jaswal, Zeb Bangash and Zoe Viccaji.
The new season also marks the return of the house band which is composed of Mehr Qadir, Nimra Rafiq, Rachel Viccaji and Shahab Hussain on backing vocals; Amir Azhar, Javed Iqbal, Kamran “Mannu” Zafar, Sarmad Ghafoor, Tanveer Tafu, Varqa Faraid and Zain Ali on tonal instruments; and Aziz Kazi, Babar Khanna, Hassan Mohyeddin, Kami Paul and Veeru Shan on percussions.
Additionally, ‘Coke Studio’ season 12 will have Sajid Ali on flute, Omran Shafique on guitars, Syed Saif Abbas on bass guitar, Sadiq Sameer on rubab, Shahzad Ali on harmonium, Fazal Abbas on tabla, Shakoor Faqeer on khamach, and Noor Baksh on banjo.
A number of guest musicians are also expected to perform in this season, such as Mohammad Bux Aaharr, Shaihan Khan and Shehzad Sardar from Balochistan; Abdul Majid, Fazal Kareem, Khurshid and Zafar Ali from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; and Muhammad Talib, Roshan Ali and Shoukat Ali Faqeer from Sindh.